Bartlett Elementary School

Tracy T. Smith » AR


AR is a valuable tool in building reading confidence & text fluency.

Each student must pass 10 AR tests per nine weeks.  (80% or better = passing.) I will send home AR reports periodically so you can see how many tests your child has taken and their accuracy. Passing is 80%; my accuracy goal for them is 85% or better. 

Two books per week is a minimum goal- unless they are reading a chapter book.

Picture books (thin books) should be read 3 times, before taking an AR test. All students have taken their Star Reading test, and have been assigned AR levels. This will change throughout the year, as their comprehension level increases. AR is one of the best ways your child can improve his/her reading. Students should read through their levels in order for the best AR results.
We keep track of our points on a board in the classroom.  (picture coming soon) As we earn more points we move your name up our chart.  

The public library has many AR books as well as our school library. To see the AR level of a book, visit